London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course includes Cisco accreditation and is designed for those wishing to pursue a career computer networking and cyber security. During the course, you?ll develop the ability to design and manage robust networking and cyber security systems. Keeping computer systems secure is one of the most challenging tasks of our time. To help you rise to the challenge, this MSc provides knowledge in the very latest security principles, tools and techniques taught by specialist staff in a dedicated IT security laboratory, as well as an understanding of the principles underpinning effective approaches to cyber defence in response to a cyber attack. Guest speakers from the industry will complement the teaching staff and enhance and challenge your knowledge of computer networking and cyber security.

This master's course offers you a unique opportunity to combine knowledge of networking technologies with cyber security and gain Cisco accreditation. Such a combination is attractive to employers who increasingly seek graduates in this field. The growing international consensus is that increased cyber security skills are needed in order to respond to the number and sophistication of digital threats. Governments, corporations and large and small organisations recognise this as a priority, and so are on the lookout for graduates of a high calibre to work in this field. The ten practical sessions will be housed in specialist laboratories with up-to-date networking technology equipment, including our IT Security Laboratory. Guest speakers from the industry will complement London Met?s teaching staff and qualified Cisco instructors.

A range of assessment methods are employed throughout the course, including case study reports and presentations, use of laboratory workbooks/logbooks, unseen examinations, part-seen examinations and individual vivas. There are an abundance of sectors and industries that require the skills and knowledge you'll develop on this course. Your skills in networking, network security and cyber security, IT security and computer forensics will be highly valuable. You could become a network engineer, network manager, cyber security consultant, crime and computer forensic and network security professional.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,890 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have a 2:2 UK degree (or equivalent) in Electronics and Communications, Computer Science, Computing or a closely related discipline (applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.